I ask myself if the legislators, law makers and business owners had to live on minimum wage how would they feel about it. $7.25 is not what minimum wage should be according to a study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

If minimum wage kept up with increases in worker productivity it would be $21.72 an hour according to study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.  If minimum wage kept up with inflation low wage workers should be earning $10.52 an hour according to the study.

The last minimum wage increase was 2009.